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by kbl2017
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Looking for a phase 2 who finished negotiations
Replies: 5
Views: 3275

Re: Looking for a phase 2 who finished negotiations

Aside from start date there was no negotiation at my SF sadly. Good luck!
by kbl2017
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Password renewal
Replies: 2
Views: 2132

Re: Password renewal

Yeah, I didn't trust the link so I tried to reset myself, had my account locked then got a link to unlock and requested a password reset.
by kbl2017
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Taxes
Replies: 2
Views: 2853

Re: Taxes

I didn't pay Quarterly because I had no idea what I'd end up paying. I'd suggest using a tax calculator so you're prepared for what you're most likely going to owe, but I didn't end up owing anything extra for not paying quarterly! You're totally fine this year as you're only being paid for the last...
by kbl2017
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: Register as pursuing a MA or PhD?
Replies: 2
Views: 1793

Re: Register as pursuing a MA or PhD?

1)Apply for your highest degree level you'll have before your planned full time work start date. Also request the scholarship for the entire duration, don't expect an extension. You get a slightly higher stipend if you're a PhD and it will change your starting salary. 2) I would put the undergrad on...
by kbl2017
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Recipients
Topic: New Scholar Coordinators
Replies: 3
Views: 2448

Re: New Scholar Coordinators

I believe they're just moving scholars around to different people or getting new people in and distributing the work load. I was assigned to Pam B and she was my coordinator for AF since day one of LMI, then very very recently we got an email saying some of us would be switched to someone else. I ha...
by kbl2017
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: Suggestions for Sponsoring Facilities in CA
Replies: 2
Views: 2246

Re: Suggestions for Sponsoring Facilities in CA

-China Lake has a huge R&D program, they're a good one to look at and they're on the R&D payscale.
-SMC (Los Angeles) is an acquisition base, there's very limited R&D and generally it's not the civilians doing the R&D but rather the Contractors for what tiny bit there is.
by kbl2017
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Time between Graduation and Start Date
Replies: 9
Views: 4307

Re: Time between Graduation and Start Date

I was offered a job start date about 2 months after graduation, I ended up pushing and just started this week.
by kbl2017
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: 2019 recipient: has the security clearance process started?
Replies: 3
Views: 2949

Re: 2019 recipient: has the security clearance process start

Your SF will get this process started. They should contact you before next summer, but my SF for example didn't contact us until late march of our first internship year.
by kbl2017
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Were we supposed to pay taxes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1716

Re: Were we supposed to pay taxes?

*not an accountant and am not completely accursed te on my %s* There is no rule either way. You can pay quarterly to make smaller payments 4 times a year instead of one big one. I personally did not pay any taxes ahead of time. You risk the possibility of a late fee by not doing so, but if they come...
by kbl2017
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Pushing back service commitment by a few months?
Replies: 3
Views: 1685

Re: Pushing back service commitment by a few months?

I'm not starting until September. Earliest I could have started (when they got all the paperwork done) was first pay period of July.
by kbl2017
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Monthly did anybody get paid thread
Replies: 9
Views: 5647

Re: Monthly did anybody get paid thread

AAAAAAA wrote:
kbl2017 wrote:Nothing yet :o
Thank God I'm not alone, hope it's tomorrow because if they pay us in literally the last week of July I'll be ~pissed~
Right!
Fingers crossed we get it this week!!!
by kbl2017
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Monthly did anybody get paid thread
Replies: 9
Views: 5647

Re: Monthly did anybody get paid thread

Nothing yet :o
by kbl2017
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: Confused about the timeline/awarding
Replies: 1
Views: 1009

Re: Confused about the timeline/awarding

When you apply in the fall you are applying for the next school year, so it would cover your junior and senior year. The application cycle is due in December, awarded sometime late spring, then start the program in the fall.
by kbl2017
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Regarding Limits
Replies: 1
Views: 2131

Re: Regarding Limits

SMART should fall under an outside funding source no different than your parents paying. Financial aid is government assistance like work study, it would be through your FASFA - which I didn't even fill out when I had SMART paying. Officially SMART is not even paid by the government, it's paid by LMI.
by kbl2017
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: SF Hire You As A Contractor
Replies: 1
Views: 2075

Re: SF Hire You As A Contractor

No, you should be hired as a full time civilian. If you're not it wouldn't even count towards your service commitment. They also want you to continue working for them after your commitment it's not like a 2 years and then leave type deal (unless you want to leave). Assuming someone has been talking ...
by kbl2017
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: June stipend?
Replies: 14
Views: 4255

Re: June stipend?

BofA here - also got paid
by kbl2017
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: June stipend?
Replies: 14
Views: 4255

Re: June stipend?

3rd Friday of the month is the specified time, the first day of this month was a Saturday so it's not till next week that we'll get it!

This month falls super late because the last few have been in the teens, but I've never not gotten it in the 3rd week since starting the program two years ago.
by kbl2017
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Graduated in May, no job, will I get June stipend?
Replies: 2
Views: 2244

Re: Graduated in May, no job, will I get June stipend?

You should keep getting paid until you give them your start date. The stipulation to that is if it's an extended period past the 90 days they may ask you why it's taking so long.
by kbl2017
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: travel allowance
Replies: 4
Views: 1655

Re: travel allowance

I would highly suggest, assuming you can afford it, making all your plans as soon as you're approved to travel. You should be paid before your visit but I think mine was less than a week out. The hotel was pay upon arrival, but I got the flights for (made up numbers) $200 rather than $500 if I had w...
by kbl2017
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: How much does gpa matter?
Replies: 5
Views: 1239

Re: How much does gpa matter?

I had something like a 3.2 - the grading rubric type thing is somewhere on this forum, you're disqualified under 3 otherwise it's fair game. If you're applying for an undergrad scholarship your GPA is a much bigger portion of your selection, if you're applying for a grad school scholarship your rese...
by kbl2017
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Consider This Before Choosing to Do a PCS Move
Replies: 5
Views: 2038

Re: Consider This Before Choosing to Do a PCS Move

We were told they won't pay for any relocation now - our base told us it had something to do with SMART saying it's not allowed because we continue getting support stipends even after we graduate? I'm personally not sure why that matters because we still need money to live on.... but that's what we ...
by kbl2017
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Questions and the Application
Topic: Transfer
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

Re: Transfer

For grad school you didn't even have to be accepted yet so I'm sure they let you transfer to a new school for the fall.
by kbl2017
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Recipients
Topic: internship q
Replies: 3
Views: 1716

Re: internship q

Last year I heard from my SF in early February, I wouldn't worry too much.
by kbl2017
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Government shutdown
Replies: 2
Views: 1602

Re: Government shutdown

So the DoD receives non-annual funding so the civilians aren't effected except for the coast guard - but there is minimum manning and such going on. As far as I understand, I think all our funds are transferred to LMI when we start the program so the stipends etc. would not be impacted by anything w...
by kbl2017
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Recipients
Topic: Phase 2 Start
Replies: 3
Views: 2084

Re: Phase 2 Start

My HR person at my SF has said they will give me extra time to move there because of the distance and cost (12 hours from my University and NJ is expensive). It has yet to happen yet because I haven’t graduated yet, but I believe your start date is something you agree on with your SF. ^^^ Your loca...